St Peter's 13-18
Fourth Form pupils have immersed themselves in the Spanish way of life with an evening of talks, salsa dancing and continental cuisine.
The Catering Department prepared some authentic churros and chocolate, which pupils tucked into while hearing a talk from former students Ollie Millman and Rohan Choudhury. Ollie, who is studying Molecular Biology with Spanish at Manchester University is currently on work placement in Barcelona and carrying out a project to find a therapy to stop excessive weight loss in cancer patients. Rohan is in his final year at UCL University studying Modern Languages. He too spent a year abroad in Valencia and Paris. Operating rather like the popular duo Ant and Dec, their energy, cheek and enthusiasm was infectious.
Pupils and teachers alike then took to the dancefloor in the Memorial Hall, as Tiempo España lead the group through the basics of Cuban salsa dancing, before the pupils took the chance to showcase their new moves.
The evening concluded with yet more food, this time a wide array of tapas, tortilla, chorizo, aceitunas, jamón serrano and queso Manchego con dulce de membrillo (quince paste), patatas asadas con pesto, salsas, boquerones fritos (whitebait), pimientos del piquillo (red mini peppers)
It was a fun and educational evening; a much needed breather at a challenging time. Our pupils were superbly behaved and quick to wash and sanitise hands at regular intervals. I’d like to thank everybody who contributed to making the evening such a success, staff, past and present pupils, the catering department and Ben and Aimi from Tiempo España. İHasta el próximo año!